1 Bag of SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
1 Bag of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener
1 Bag of SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
1 Set of SPLENDA® Brand Coupons
10 SPLENDA® Brand Cutting Boards
10 SPLENDA® Brand Spatulas
10 SPLENDA® Brand Measuring Cups
10 SPLENDA® Brand Jump Ropes
10 SPLENDA® Brand Aprons
I made three recipes -- half the recipe with cane sugar, half with the appropriate form of Splenda. All other ingredients, the cooking environment, and the cooking methods were identical.
This is what I made and how they turned out.
|Sugar vs. Splenda Milk Chocolate Caramel Sauce|
|Sugar vs. Splenda Cocoa Peppermint Cookies|
|Sugar vs. Splenda Duo Choco Chip Sugar Cookies|
Duo Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies -- Sugar version = 2367 total calories; Splenda version = 1980 total calories; I noticed that the butter blended faster and more thoroughly in the Splenda version but the dough was thicker and made one fewer cookies; they looked very different once baked, the Sugar version was flatter and darker in color while the Splenda version didn't spread and remained pale; the Splenda version had a stronger flour flavor to it, it was as sweet and as chocolatey but also had more grain flavor.
Experimenting was very interesting as was hearing my guests give me feedback about the differences they perceived. But let's get back to the party and the snow. I laid out my table hoping for the best in terms of turnout.
Only one brave person managed to come. Everyone say "Hi" to Erica please. I'm the one in the Splenda apron which was one of the swag items for guests.
|Chocolate Priestess + Guest|
The next day is a normal friends over to our house day so I had more folks to try the treats out. Thank goodness I only made half batches of each type of treat or we'd still have them in the house. Not that any of these were horrible, nothing was over 107 calories a serving, but still I get tired of the same thing.
I still have swag left if anyone wants some and lives near me, give me a shout out and you can have some of them. Note: the Spatulas are all given away but the other items are available.